What is Tear Lab?

How is Dry Eye Diagnosed?

At Southern Eye Group, we utilize Tear Lab diagnostic technology to diagnose your dry eye disease. Tear Lab is an objective and quantitative point of care diagnostic test that provides precise and predictive information in helping the Tear Lab Osmolarity System take a sample of your eye and measure the osmolarity salt content of your tears. This test provides an objective of tear layer composition which helps your doctor determine how severe your dry eye is.

How Does Tear Lab Work?

Tear Lab is an instrument that our Dry Eye Doctors use to collect sample of tear fluid from the eye. The test card is then calculated and will let the doctor provide a treatment plan that is tailored specifically for you. Tear Lab as a positive predictive value of 89%, which means the probability that a person with a positive test has dry eye syndrome.

If you have been experiencing recurring dry eye symptoms including: itching, burning, and discomfort, schedule a Tear Lab test with one of our Dry Eye Doctors today. Southern Eye Group specializes in diagnosing and treating dry eye disease. For your comprehensive dry eye examination, please contact our office today.

Call 251-990-3937 and schedule a Dry Eye Consultation today or book an appointment online.

We are OPEN to continue to provide the highest quality eye care to our patients. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we are limiting the number of patients in our practice at any one time through virtual waiting rooms, limiting 1 guest per patient and also following strict hygiene protocols. In the abundance of caution for our patients, staff, and doctors we ask if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms that you call our office to reschedule your appointment: cough, fever, chills, or sore throat.

We are now offering telemedicine appointments for qualifying visit types. Please call us for our doctors' to determine if this would apply to you. Telemedicine visits are currently covered by the following insurances: Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, HealthSpring, Tricare and United Health Care.

As always, we are here to help in any way that we can.

Please contact our office at 251-990-3937 for more information.